Lansing Community College

LCC grad wins Emmy award

By Marilyn Twine

Hansel Valdes standing with his parents after graduation

LANSING, Mich. - Hansel Valdés, a graduate of LCC’s Digital Media, Audio, and Cinema program (DMAC), was recently awarded an Emmy at the 44th Annual Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards.

The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the Emmy Award to Valdés in the Promotion-Program-Single Spot category for his work on “Juntos Podemos” with Telemundo in South Florida.

Valdés, a Cuban immigrant, is a true American success story.

“Hansel was one of those students that every instructor dreams about,” DMAC professor Jeff Hamlin said. “He was a hard worker, always prepared, and made the classroom a better place. He was like a big brother to everyone and was always willing to help those in need. He had an insatiable quest for knowledge, he always wanted to know more.”


About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

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